If you’re ready to build your ideal future, Wichita State is the place to do it. By combining a traditional college atmosphere with the resources, opportunities and experiences found in Kansas’ largest city, WSU has everything you need to succeed in college and beyond.

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Degree programs to make you workforce ready

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it. This gives Shockers in every major the chance to work for employers in their areas of interest—gaining practical experience, a professional network, college credit and even a paycheck, all while still in school.

 

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Campus living puts you in the middle of all the action. Both Shocker Hall and The Flats offer modern, clean and comfortable living—and quick access to everything campus offers.

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From 350+ annual on-campus events to hundreds of student clubs and organizations, getting involved at Wichita State is easy and fun.

Tuition, scholarships and financial aid

Funding your high-quality Wichita State education is easy. Just get admitted, and if you’re eligible, we’ll send you an automatic scholarship offer. You could also qualify for some of the more than $100 million in other scholarships and financial aid we award each year. In addition, many of our out-of-state students qualify for in-state or reduced tuition.

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Freshman admission requirements

If you are a freshman Kansas resident (under 21 years of age) graduating in 2015 or later, you must:

1. Achieve an ACT composite score of 21 or above or a minimum combined SAT-I score of 1060, OR

2. Rank in the top one-third of your high schools' graduating class, AND

3. Complete the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum with at least a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale. Out-of-state residents must earn a 2.50 or higher GPA on a 4.00 scale.

If you graduated from a nonaccredited high school or were homeschooled, you must: Complete coursework equivalent to the Kansas Qualified Admissions Pre-College Curriculum with a 2.00 GPA and by achieving an ACT score of 21 or above or a combined SAT score of at least 1060. If you enroll in college courses while in high school, you must achieve a 2.00 GPA or higher in those courses.

If you obtained your GED, you must: For GED tests from 2002-2013: Have a minimum score of 510 on each sub test and an overall score of 2550 to be admitted. For GED tests from 2014 and on: Have a minimum score of 150 on each sub test and an overall score of 680 to be admitted.

Admission requirements

High school guest and nondegree admission requirements

If you are a college guest, you must:
Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) from your home institution. Students admitted as college guests are not eligible to receive financial aid.

Open admission students
Students who are looking to take up to 30 credit hours for self-enrichment purposes and meet one of the following criteria may be an open admit:
1. Graduated from high school, or have earned the equivalent of a high school diploma OR
2. Have not graduated from high school, and are at least 21 years of age OR
3. Currently on active military duty OR
4. Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree
Students not meeting the requirements above may be considered for nondegree admission at the discretion of the Office of Admissions. Students under open admission are not eligible to receive financial aid.

High school guest students
The high school guest program offers a special opportunity for academically talented high school students to take college courses at WSU before high school graduation and earn full college credit. » Learn more about being a high school guest.

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Frequently asked questions

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Browse our list of frequently asked questions for more information on the admissions process, steps for admitted students, high school guest and concurrent enrollment, counselor and advisor information, Shocker Family programs and more.

Frequently asked questions